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Republic
Men from important families set up a new form of government
The Senate (made of Rome's important families) and Two Consuls (elected by Senate each year)
Rome was ruled by
Senate and the People of Rome
SPQR
they built a new wall to protect all seven hills
Romans were Great Builders
crowded and a lively place
Rome was
Patricians
Rich Nobles
Plebeians
Well-to-do workers, all the way down to the poor
Togas
Only nobles could wear
Tunics
Togas kept falling off, so most Romans wore
Noblemen
Wore white tunics
Workers
Wore black tunics (men)
Roman Women
long tunics, leather sandals, and red or blonde wigs
Slaves
These people had no rights. They were property and were bought and sold.
Forum
the main marketplace and business center including shops, banks, temples, jugglers, ceremonies
Forum
a place for public speaking
Forum
here you might hear a court case or someone giving a speech
a trip to the Roman bath
an important part of ancient Roman daily life included
Roman Siestas
wealthy Romans enjoyed a midday meal and nap
Poor
worked constantly
Upper Class
ate a cold lunch at home, then took a nap or relaxed with friends